David Collard on James Joyce: ‘No other great writer has been more commemorated and commodified, and perhaps less read and understood

Many of us might have never actually picked up, let alone opened, one of James Joyce’s acclaimed works, but to this day he remains immediately identifiable and an essential part of our cultural lives

Eighty-one years on from his death, James Joyce is still as critically relevant as ever

‘We are still learning to be James Joyce’s contemporaries’ wrote Richard Ellmann at the start of his magnificent 1959 biography of perhaps our most celebrated Irish author and that’s still the case more than 60 years on.

But these days, Joyce is also learning to be ours.

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